Chavanel will ride a yellow-green Eddy Merckx bike!

French Quick Step rider Sylvain Chavanel has won the second stage in the Tour de France. Chavanel escaped after 10 kilometres and got 7 riders with him, including team mate Jerome Pineau. On their way to Spa Pineau won several points for the mountain classifaictaion. On the route of Liege-Bastogne-Liege it seemed the peloton would close the gap, but several crashes decided else. In the meanwhile Chavanel was alone in the front.

The peloton didn’t chase anymore, so Chavanel’s gap of 50 seconds increased to more then 2 minutes. Chavanel took the stage win in Spa, taking the yellow and green jersey too. Besides the yellow jersey Chavanel is also the new owner of the green points jersey. Chavanel was crowned to most combative rider too. And if that wasn’t enough for Team Quick Step Jerome Pineau was on the podium as leader in the mountain classification, bringing him the polka dot jersey. Team Quick Step is now also leading the team classification. With the stage win, the yellow, green and polka dot jersey, the red and yellow back numbers Team Quick Step was enjoying a beautiful day.

Eddy Merckx Cycles are very proud of Sylvain Chavanel’s victory in today’s stage of the Tour de France. To congratulate Chavanel with his yellow and green jersey, he will ride a customized yellow-green emx-5 bike tomorrow. What a great way to enter his home country. Today Sylvain Chavanel showed us he’s a real cannibal.

The making of a yellow and green EMX-5 was not a simple task in such a short time frame. A webalbum was made where you can check the making off pictures.


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